2023 Oscar Predictions
Updated May 27th, 2023
1. Bradley Cooper - Maestro
The complex love of Leonard and Felicia, from the time they met in 1946 at a party and continuing through two engagements, a 25 year marriage, and three children.
2. Cillian Murphy - Oppenheimer
The story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.
3. Leonardo DiCaprio - Killers of the Flower Moon
Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major F.B.I. investigation involving J. Edgar Hoover.
4. Colman Domingo - Rustin
Gay civil rights activist Bayard Rustin organized the 1963 March on Washington.
5. Matt Damon - Air
Follows the history of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball, Michael Jordan.
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6. Paul Giamatti - The Holdovers
Nobody likes teacher Paul Hunham (Giamatti) -- not his students, not his fellow faculty, not the headmaster, who all find his pomposity and rigidity exasperating. With no family and nowhere to go over Christmas holiday in 1970, Paul remains at school to supervise students unable to journey home. After a few days, only one student holdover remains -- a trouble-making 15-year-old named Angus, a good student whose bad behavior always threatens to get him expelled. Joining Paul and Angus is head cook Mary (Randolph)-an African American woman who caters to sons of privilege and whose own son was recently lost in Vietnam. These three very different shipwrecked people form an unlikely Christmas family sharing comic misadventures during two very snowy weeks in New England. The real journey is how they help one another understand that they are not beholden to their past-they can choose their own futures.
7. André Holland – The Actor
When New York actor Paul Cole is beaten and left for dead in 1950s Ohio, he loses his memory and finds himself stranded in a mysterious small town where he struggles to get back home and reclaim what he's lost.
8. Joaquin Phoenix - Napoleon
The film is an original and personal look at Napoleon Bonaparte's origins and his swift, ruthless climb to emperor, viewed through the prism of his addictive and often volatile relationship with his wife and one true love, Josephine.
9. Michael Fassbender - The Killer (or Next Goal Wins)
An assassin begins to psychologically crack as he develops a conscience, even as his clients continue to demand his skills.
10. Adam Driver - Ferrari
The life story of Italian sports car entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari.
11. Barry Keoghan - Saltburn
It follows an aristocratic English family.
12. Zac Efron - The Iron Claw
Follows the story of the Von Erichs, a dynasty of wrestlers who made a great impact on the sport from the 1960s to the present day.
13. Willem Dafoe - Poor Things
The film will be a Victorian tale of love, discovery and scientific daring, Poor Things tells the incredible story of Belle Baxter, a young woman brought back to life by an eccentric but brilliant scientist.
14. Christian Friedel - The Zone of Interest
The commandant of Auschwitz, Rudolf Höss, and his wife Hedwig, strive to build a dream life for their family in a house and garden next to the camp.
15. Anthony Hopkins - Freud's Last Session
Set on the eve of WWII and towards the end of his life, Freud's Last Session sees Freud (Hopkins) invite iconic author C.S. Lewis for a debate over the existence of God. Exploring Freud's unique relationship with his lesbian daughter Anna and Lewis' unconventional romance with his best friend's mother, the film interweaves past, present and fantasy, bursting from the confines of Freud's study on a dynamic journey.
16. David Strathairn - A Little Prayer
A man tries to protect his daughter-in-law when he finds out his son is having an affair.
17. Lakeith Stanfield - The Book of Clarence
A down on his luck Jerusalemite embarks on a misguided attempt to capitalize on the rise of celebrity and influence the Messiah for his own personal gain. The journey leads him on an exploration of faith and an unexpected path.
18. Timonthée Chalamet - Dune: Part Two
A boy becomes the Messiah of nomads on a desert planet that has giant worms that protect a commodity called Spice. Spice changes people into travelers, mystics and madmen. What price will he pay to become the new ruler of their universe?
19. Adam Sandler - Spaceman
Jakub Procházka, orphaned as a boy and raised in the Czech countryside by his grandparents, overcomes his odds to become the country's first astronaut.
20. Harrison Ford - Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny
The plot is unknown at this time.